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Learning JIKIDEN REIKI

Reiki is a healing technique and spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. It’s practiced by placing your hands lightly on or just above the body. The immediate response to this touch is detoxification, relaxation and the ability of the body to regain its ability to heal itself. Reiki is a dynamic tool for tapping into and infusing ourselves from the system of universal energy that already flows in our bodies.


Jikiden Reiki is an evolution of Reiki brought to the West in the 1930's. The Jikiden Reiki Institute was started by Tadao and Mrs. Yamaguchi, mother and son in the early 2000's. JIkiden Reiki is a lineage of Reiki where Reiki remained at home in Japan and was practiced exactly as how Mrs. Yamaguchi had learned it from Dr. Hayashi at the young age of 17 in 1938. Dr. Hayashi was also the teacher to Mrs. Takata the Reiki Teacher responsible for the spread of Reiki throughout the Western world. As all practices change when new information is brought forth so it is with Reiki. We are able to return to the roots, presented now in its rich historical and cultural context from which it comes. Jikiden Reiki is being newly discovered by experienced practitioners and newcomers alike! To date there are only a little over 20 teachers in the United States.

Shoden Class Agenda

  • What is Reiki? 
    Setting the record straight as to what Reiki is, gaining an understanding of the word itself and how it's meaning has changed in modern day Japan
  • Key Words & Definitions
    We learn the Japanese vocabulary necessary to understand Reiki in its cultural context
  • History of Jikiden Reiki
    An incredibly interesting portion for you history buffs and to help all us understand and make sense as to why there are so many different 'types' of Reiki and what are the differences between Western and Jikiden Reik i
  • Gokai, The Five (5) Reiki Principles
    The foundation of Reiki. Usui sensei called it "The Secret Technique of Inviting Happiness, The Spiritual Medicine for All Diseases"
  • 3 ReiJu/Attunements over 2 days
    Rei is soul or spirit and Ju grant or give. Arjava writes in his book "This is Reiki", "When the soul forces that are dormant in your being are activated by your teacher, the energy awakens and your hands become super-sensitive". ReiJu is not giving you anything you didn't have before. It's a reawakening of the spirit/soul connection you already have.
  • How to Use Reiki for Minor Household Ailments
    This is a fantastic topic for moms especially where we learn how to handle cuts, bruises, scrapes, fevers, tummy aches completely naturally without any medication. We also learn how to heal with our eyes and breath!
  • The Concept of Byosen (imbalance and accumulation of toxins in the body) 
    Inarguably the most important topic and crux of level I Reiki.  Learning how to perceive where stress and tension are stored in the body through our hands and how to go about releasing in order to alleviate related symptoms.
  • The First Symbol
    Not included in Western Reiki teachings.  We learn the first symbol and its use.
  • Ketsueki Kokan, Kekko, the blood circulation technique for detoxifying the body. 
    A fantastic technique that can be used stand alone or after each session to aid the body in excreting all the resulting detoxification elements.  Particularly wonderful for children, individuals with low blood pressure or recovering from a stroke.
  • Reiki Practice - experience giving and receiving Reiki to one another

After completing the training you will be able to administer Reiki to yourself, family and friends.  And learn how to prepare for higher levels of Training.

Okuden Class Agenda

Pre-requisite, Jikiden Reiki Shoden Level.

  • Okuden Part I Seiheki Chiryo Ho (Mental and Emotional Healing)  The second symbol of Jikiden Reiki is presented and instructed as to its use for psychological and emotional issues. These include but are not limited to alleviating fear, anxiety and worry, as well as supporting the healing and recovery from addictions, depression and severe trauma. Strategies for the support of healing bones such as fractures, breaks, and dislocation as well as the function of specific organs are also included.
  • Okuden Part II Enkaku Chiryo Ho (Absent healing) We will introduce the absent healing technique and learn how to use it as a method to provide healing without touch.

ClassES ARE administered by

Sema Tihan

Jikiden Reiki Shihan

The Reiki Healing Center was founded in 2008 to provide classes, treatments and to raise awareness in the natural healing therapy known as Reiki. Sema was first attuned to western Reiki in 2004 under the Reiki Alliance and went on to open the Center and begin her professional practice in 2008. In 2013, she had her first introduction to Jikiden Reiki and The Jikiden Reiki Institute of Kyoto, Japan through the opportunity to learn and be mentored by her current teacher, Frank Arjava Petter. Arjava sensei is the Vice Representative of the Jikiden Reiki Institute and has been a part of the Reiki world for decades with well over a dozen books written and in print to his credit on the subject. Sema went on to attain the assistant teacher status of Jikiden Reiki in 2015 and has been teaching Shoden classes since. Most recently in May 2017, she had the distinct pleasure to have earned the permission to teach Level II or Okuden classes in the Jikiden lineage.

Sema Tihan is a natural healer, and an energy intuitive. She is highly energy sensitive and has worked to enhance and expand her skills of healing through the practice of meditation, self-treatment as well as ongoing education on all subjects relating to natural healing with an emphasis on energy medicine.

Sema’s work has been featured on Fox 5 News, Well Aware Magazine, NJ My Way and The Bergen Record.

The Center's mission is to teach and empower individuals that seek to follow a path of natural healing.

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